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BACHELOR OF ARTS IN Educational Studies

Total credit hours: 120

The Educational Studies major is an opportunity for those students interested in a career in educational institutions in capacities other than teaching.

Required Curriculum

Core Course Requirements

First Year Experience Course Sequence
FYE 101 College Connections
EDU 100 and 151, EDU 216, EDU 251

English (6 credit hours)
ENG 101 Composition I: Essay Writing
ENG 102 Composition II: Research and Writing

Mathematics (3 credit hours)
MTH 112 if ACT score <22 or SAT score <520 (except MTH 224 or MTH 225) OR a math course higher than MTH 114 if ACT score > 22 or SAT score >520 (except MTH 224 or MTH 225)

Ethics (3 credit hours)
Education students meet the Core Curriculum Requirement for Ethics through an integrated approach of studying ethics for educators in five courses (EDU 100/101, EDU 230, EDU 216, EDU 317/319, EDU 329).

Enduring Question Seminar (2-3 credit hours)

Capstone in the major (12 credit hours)
EDE 490 Capstone: Early Childhood Student Teaching

Service Learning (20 hours)

Cultural Diversity course or experience (3 credit hours)
EDU 216 Multicultural & Social Issues in Education

General Education

History (3 credit hours)
HST 121 Survey of United States History I or
HST 219 Ohio History

Literature (3 credit hours)
ENG 200 Introduction to Literature

Philosophy (3 credit hours)
Any PHL course

Theology (6 credit hours)
First course (one of the following):
THS 125 Foundation of Theology
THS 218 Celebrating the Sacraments
THS 220 Introduction to the Old Testament
THS 221 Introduction to the New Testament
THS 235 Survey of Catholic Belief
THS 265 Christian Ethics
THS 312 Jesus, the Christ
THS 316 The Shape and Mission of the Church
Second course – Any other Theology course (Note that if THS 101 was taken as a first course, THS 105 cannot be taken to fulfill the second course requirement.)

Art/Music (3 credit hours)
ART 117 Art for the Teachers of Young Children or
MUS 113 Integrating Music into the Early Childhood Classroom

Natural Science (3 credit hours)
SCI 170 Survey of Science

* Field experience required
** Clinical experience required
*** Field and clinical experience required

Social Science (3 credit hours)
EDU 250** Educational Psychology

Professional Education Foundational Courses
EDU 100 (FYE 102) Foundations of Education
EDU 151 Technology for Learning
EDU 230 Survey of Special Needs Education
EDU 250 OR
PSY 110 Educational Psychology or General Psychology
EDU 216 (FYE 201) OR
SWK 209 Multicultural Education or Multicultural Perspectives
EDE/M/A 235 Integrated Curriculum and Instruction
EDU 490 Internship #1: Capstone
EDU 491 Internship #2: Capstone
Three electives at 300 level in SWK, EDU, PSY or CJ
Students will also be required to complete Gate 1 Education Division requirements

To complete the major, students will need to complete one of two concentrations

Teaching and Learning Concentration (28 credit hours)
EDE/M/A 210 Child Development
CZOM 100 Oral Communications
EDU 319 Classroom Management
EDU 251 (FYE 202) Technology and Pedagogy for Learning
EDU 220 Reading Comprehension Skills and Strategies
EDU 324 Phonics and Foundations of Reading
PSY 310 Psychology of Human Learning
PSY 311 Cognition
SWK 317 OR
SWK 316 Families or Behavioral Health Perspectives
SWK 223 OR
BIO 212 Substance Abuse Perspectives and Services or Nutrition

Human Relations in Education Concentration (28 credit hours)
BUS 101 Business Principles
BUS 235 Business Communications
EDU 319 Classroom Management
PSY 310 Psychology of Human Learning
PSY 311 Cognition
SWK 317 Families
SWK 218 Interviewing Skills
SWK 316 OR
BIO 212 Behavioral Health or Nutrition
BUS 430 Business Ethics

Minor

Total credit hours: 19

Required Curriculum

EDU 100 Foundations of Education
EDU 151 Technology for Learning
EDU 230 Survey of Special Needs Education
EDU 250 OR
PSY 110 Educational Psychology or General Psychology
EDU 216 OR
SWK 209 Multicultural Education or Multicultural Perspectives
SWK 317 OR
SWK 316 Families or Behavioral Health Perspectives
EDE/M/A 235 Integrated Curriculum and Instruction